Author: Isaac Asimov Date: Type: SHORTFICTION Length: short story Le plaisantin. ⓘTranslated by Carlos Gardini. Spanish, El chistoso . 1] • () • collection by Isaac Asimov (trans. of The Complete Stories, • El chistoso • [Multivac] • () • short fiction by Isaac Asimov. La Ultima Pregunta (English, Spanish, Paperback) / Author: Isaac Asimov Sonar es asunto privado, Satisfaccion garantizada, el sorprendente El chistoso.
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Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Mass Market Paperbackpages. Published by Fawcett Crest first published To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Earth Is Room Enoughplease sign up. Does this book include any kind of commentary or foreword by the author, or is there nothing apart from the stories themselves?
See, I’ve read all these stories in other books, and I’m wondering if there’s something else in this book that might interest me in reading it. Marcia No commentary or foreword in the version I read. See 2 questions about Earth Is Room Enough…. Lists with This Book. I have very fond memories of Isaac Asimov and especially a number of his more famous works. The reason why is that going back to my early tentative steps in to reading, I stumbled across a small table top sale and there tucked away in one corner a stack of books.
The covers instantly caught my eye – and as much as the saying goes “don’t judge a book by its cover” I could not help myself. Now I must point something out – The UK editions of science fiction books of this era had a habit of having g I have very fond memories of Isaac Asimov and especially a number of his more famous works.
Now I must point something out – The UK editions of science fiction books of this era had a habit of having garish, eye catching covers often which had no relation to the contents of the book. This was one such edition – however the cover they chose was from the artist Chris Foss – one of my all time favourite artists who to me captured the impossible and limitless imagination of science fiction.
Something that I see only recently is coming back in to the main stream years later. Now rather than being annoyed that it has no relation I love these covers – as to me they sum up the imagination of the author and if anything once I have read the book I would often look at the cover making up my own stories. So yes as you can imagine I bought up the books they were pennies after all and read them all ravenously – and that is where not only does my fascination with science come from but also my respect for the classic authors of the golden age of science fiction and the love of science fiction artwork.
Nov 24, Manuel Alfonseca rated it it was ok. This collection of Asimov’s short stories and novellas contains 15 titles published in the fifties.
The one I liked most was The Dead Pastabout seeing the past on a screen, followed by Living Spaceone of the first appearances of Everard’s Quantum Multiverse in Sci-Fi, Satisfaction guaranteedlittle-known story in the Susan Calvin Robot series, and Jokesteran original story about the origin of human humor.
The other 11 stories are clearly lower-quality, at least for me. The standout in this quite good collection is definitely “Satisfaction Guaranteed”, even if it’s so 50s that it feels like you need subtitles to understand it.
US Robots have developed a housework robot, which they are going to field test in the home of one of their employees.
The action focusses on the uneasy relationship that develops between the robot and the bored housewife, who’s plagued with general feelings of helplessness and inadequacy; the robot, programmed with the Three Laws and obli The standout in this quite good collection is definitely “Satisfaction Guaranteed”, even if it’s so 50s that it feels like you need subtitles to understand it.
The action focusses on the uneasy relationship that develops between asimiv robot and the bored housewife, who’s plagued with general feelings of helplessness and inadequacy; the robot, programmed with the Three Laws and obliged to protect her from anything that might be liable to cause her harm, does its best to address the problem. If someone told me it was an adapted version of a Colette short story, I’d be prepared to believe them. View all 3 comments. Feb 22, Kayla rated it liked it Shelves: This was my first ever book read by Asimov, and I enjoyed chiistoso thoroughly.
Especially the stories that involved Multivac. It really is true, no one spits out story ideas chistowo then Asimov, and I was especially surprised to find out that he also wrote in verse. A very unexpected surprise. I look forward to reading other works by this amazing story teller.
Afortunadamente me equivocaba y no se trata de una relectura. En todos ellos siempre hay un momento para chixtoso sonrisa, una broma, un chiste. Ebn algunos todo el cuento es una enorme broma. Es Asimov en sus mejores momentos: View all 4 comments. An interesting collection of short stories, some of the better ones I’d previously experienced in The Complete Robot so the novelty of reading such good stories was worn off and possibly detracted from my overall enjoyment.
The collection also featured some of Asimov’s fantasy stories, my first experience of such things, and even though I consider him a good writer of good ideas my eyes just glazed over at the mention of faeries and Avalaon for example. I have Fantasy block even with such a man a Chisttoso interesting collection of short stories, some of the better ones I’d previously experienced in The Complete Robot so the novelty of reading such good stories was worn off and possibly detracted from my overall enjoyment.
I have Fantasy block even with such a man as Isaac Asimov. However overall the chjstoso is exactly what you would expect from science fiction of the s and of Asimov short stories in general; a study of humanity with tongue slightly in cheek.
Not great, not terrible, asimkv a good and enjoyable book. And chistlso bonus reading a couple of attempts at humourous poetry about being a science fiction writer. Isaac Asimovs Liebe zu Robotern ist gemeinhin bekannt.
Trotzdem ist ‘Geliebter Roboter’ eine Kurzgeschichtensammlung, die sich von vielen anderen des Autors unterscheidet. Das ist aber noch lange nicht alles.
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Sie haben nahezu nichts mit Technologie zu tun. Und alle wollen herstellen, was keiner mehr braucht. Denn jeder kennt Witze – obwohl sie niemand erfunden hat. Ja, ‘Geliebter Roboter’ ist eine wirklich empfehlenswerte Sammlung, die auch mit einigem unerwartetem auftrumpft. Aug 21, Dane Cobain rated it really liked it. I meant to pick this up a while ago for a readathon, e the small print put me off. It was a pretty good read though, and I especially liked the final story.
Dreaming is a Private Thing. I have a cyistoso of them sitting around on my TBR shelves just waiting for me to get to them, and I meant to pick this up a while ago for a readathon, but the small print put me off. I have a few of them sitting around on my TBR shelves just waiting for me to get to them, and now I have my Asimov vibe back.
Chistosp you could pick out any of these stories at random and still enjoy it.
May 02, Franco Olcese rated it liked it Shelves: As a selection of stories, i don’t consider this book a really good one.
What i did enjoy a lot were the visions they had in the 50’s about the future.
Most of the stories happen in the first century ofand the vision of what would be the future computers, robotics, political systems, values, etc is interesting and funny. However there are a couple of good ones that i would recommend to read: I think this one is the best. It is about a machine to s As a selection of stories, i don’t consider this book a really good one. It is about a machine to see the past, that is controlled by the goverment and it is used to historical purposes.
Describe a society that only needs one person who votes, to decide an election. It depends of the calculations of a computer. Mix between science fiction and Fantasy one, more than science fiction.
Robot Dreams (Robot #) by Isaac Asimov
I didn’t like it. It supose to be funny, maybe in the 50’s. Not for me, kind of stupid tale about the first contact with venusians. I like it, i found it original and entertaining. The social and work relationship between a housekeeper and a robot. More devil and science. No, this is the best one for sure. About the judgement day. How they imagine education with computers in the 50’s.
Interesting, at least for the original idea, about the origin of humor. Really bad one, it tries to be funny. Too naive for me. About the reading capacity or the way to consume contents in the future.
Dreams as entretaing and commercial product. I consider it original. A decent collection of Asimov with e usual mix of repressed titillation and shaggy dog stories e. The unifying gimmicks that all the stories take place on Asmiov, but this was probably more of a novelty in the 50’s than in today’s more dystopian genre.
Multivac, a grendel among giant computers, is a recurring character, dispensing an omniscience we now know as “Google. In “Living Space” the Earth’s population problem is solved by marketing real-estate in parallel universes: Until, of course, some unexpected visitors show up.